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Social Responsibility

We have chosen to practice law in Sonoma County, but, more importantly, we raise our families and make our homes here, and so believe in investing in our community. Our attorneys and staff are involved in the community at every level. We are volunteers, youth athletic coaches, school volunteers, fundraisers, and board members.

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Community Involvement

E. Page Allinson

Mr. Allinson is admitted to practice law in California and is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association. Mr. Allinson is a graduate of Leadership Santa Rosa Class 35 and previously served as the secretary of the Board of The Center for Social and Environmental Stewardship, now known as Circuit Rider Community Services.

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Deborah S. Bull

Ms. Bull is a member of the California and Sonoma County Bar Associations and the American Inns of Court. Ms. Bull serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bennett Valley Unified School District and as president of the Board of Directors of Kid Street Charter School.

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Sheila S. Craig

Ms. Craig is a member of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Sonoma County, whose mission is to help at risk families obtain safety and shelter. She is also an advisory member(past president) of the Board of Directors of LifeWorks of Sonoma County, a non-profit organization that promotes the healthy emotional development of children and families. Ms. Craig is a frequent volunteer with Legal Aid of Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Superior Court. Ms. Craig previously served as a Teen Court Judge with Routes for Youth in Sonoma County, earning the honor of Judge of the Year in 2007.

Ms. Craig served on the Sonoma County Bar Association Family Law Rules and Best Practices Committee from 2013 through 2015. She served as the chair of the Committee in 2014.

While in Arizona, Ms. Craig served as a student coordinator and later an attorney supervisor for the Volunteer Lawyers Program. In that capacity, she assisted countless self-represented clients in the areas of bankruptcy and domestic relations. In recognition of her efforts, Ms. Craig was awarded the Andrew Silverman Second Year Law Student Community Service Award.

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Martin L. Hirsch

Mr. Hirsch was born and raised in Santa Rosa and is a graduate of Santa Rosa High School. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Family YMCA, is a past executive member of the Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50, and coaches little league.

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Marla Keenan-Rivero

Ms. Keenan-Rivero served as the Secretary for Sonoma County Women in Law (2001, 2002, 2014 and 2015). Ms. Keenan-Rivero is a former member of Inns of Court (2002 to 2003). In addition, Ms. Keenan-Rivero is a part of the Family Law attorney volunteer program, and volunteers as a settlement conference panelist for the Sonoma County Family Law Court.

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Michael G. Miller

Mr. Miller acted as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for 7 years www.sonomacasa.org for two at-risk wards of the Court overseeing educational, medical, housing, behavioral, social and overall life issues and as a mentor. He has served as a pro bono attorney for the Sonoma County Legal Aids Domestic Violence program. He was involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Sonoma County for over 15 years, having been a "big" to a "little" brother for 2 years with one, and nearly 10 years with another. He also served on its Board of Directors. He volunteers for the Sonoma County Superior Court as a Judge Pro Tem for Small Claims Court and jury trials, arbitrations and settlement conferences. He has been an active longtime supporter of the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Mr. Miller is a community advocate and active in issues centering on racial equality.

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Oscar A. Pardo

Mr. Pardo has served in, or been recognized by, various non-profit organizations including:

  • Sonoma County Latino Leaders Los Cien– Member Present (Founding Member)
  • Elsie Allen High School Foundation – Board Member 2020-Present
  • CHOPS Teen Club – Board Member (2019)
  • CYO – St. Rose – Basketball Coach (2012-2019)
  • Press Democrat Editorial Board Community Member (2014-2015)
  • Listening For A Change – Board Member (2015-2016)
  • North Bay Business Journal “Forty under 40” Recipient – (2012)
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County – Board Member (2010-2012; 2014-2015)
  • Volunteer Center of Sonoma County – Board Member (2010-2012)
  • Spirit of Sonoma Award Recipient, Economic Development Board – (2010)
  • Family Services Agency of Sonoma County – Board Member (2009-2011)
  • U.S. Congressional Recognition Award for Community Service (2004).
  • Western Legal Center - Disabilities Rights Project - Volunteer (2003-2004)

Mr. Pardo lives in Santa Rosa with his lovely wife and their three teenagers.

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Sarah Jane Truong

Ms. Truong's pro bono work includes representing a client from Venezuela in obtaining a grant of asylum and permanent residency. She also served as co-counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union in representing plaintiffs in a class action litigation challenging the validity of sex-segregated classes in public schools.

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David F. Beach

Mr. Beach continues his community involvement as a board member for number of non-profit youth based organizations, including CHOPS’ teen Club, Team Swift and Neptune Aquatics, the Santa Rosa Downtown Development Association, St. Eugene's School and Parish, and the Catholic Business and Professionals Club. As a founding member of the Velo-Med Boards, a non-profit organization comprising of volunteer health care providers, he proudly serves as the only non-health care provider (and only attorney) to participate in the organization.

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Traci L. Carrillo

Ms. Carrillo is the choreographer and producer of the Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz Lip Sync Team. Each year the team raises funds for the CHOPS Teen Club through the “Who Has the Chops” competition, earing the People Choice Award in 2019. Ms. Carrillo is co-host of "Justice Gone Wild" on KSRO. She has served on the Board and volunteered for Distinguished Young Women. Ms. Carrillo is a volunteer judge and former coach for various high school and law school mock trial competitions.

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Chad O. Dorr

Mr. Dorr was born and raised in Santa Rosa and is a graduate of Cardinal Newman High School.

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Nicole M. Jaffee

Ms. Jaffee is a Member of the Board of Directors for the CHOPS Teen Club (2021 President) and is an Advisory Board Member for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County. Additionally, she donates her time to various local organizations, including as a volunteer with Empire Runners Club, Girls on the Run, and Redwood Empire Food Bank. She lives in Santa Rosa with her family and cat Summer. She spends her free time competing in long-distance running events, hiking and exploring the beautiful sights of Sonoma County.

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Scott A. Lewis

Mr. Lewis is a member if the Board of Directors of Social Advocates for Youth. Mr. Lewis’ past associations include site councils, board membership in West County Community Services (past president), and a current board position with the Police Activities League.

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Lawrence A. Moskowitz

Mr. Moskowitz is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. He is also a member of the Planning Committee for the Sonoma County Legal Aid Golf Classic, a golf tournament which has raised over $200,000 for Sonoma County Legal Aid in recent years.

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Leslie R. Perry

Mr. Perry is former member of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, (Chair of Board); a former member Memorial Hospital Foundation; a current member of the Sonoma County Harvest Fair (past president); a current member of the Sonoma County Fair Foundation, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Fair (president); a current member of the North Bay Leadership Council, a member of Santa Rosa Mainstreet Board of Directors (past president); a member of Business Advisory Assessment District (vice-chairman); and a former member of the Sonoma County Volunteer Center Board of Directors (past president). Mr. Perry was formerly a member of the Audubon Canyon Ranch Board of Directors; Sonoma County Planning Commissioner 1986-1995, Chairman 1987 and 1992; a member of the Sonoma County Emergency Medical Care Advisory Committee; Sonoma County Energy Advisory Committee; Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control Board; Sonoma County Civil Service Commission.

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Daphne A. Beletsis

Ms. Beletsis serves as a settlement conference panelist, demurrer facilitator and discovery referee for the Sonoma County Courts and serves as a fee arbitration panelist for the Sonoma County Bar Association. She previously served as an appointed member of the Sonoma County Human Rights Commission (1996-2000). She served as the Board Chair from 2010 -2013 of Listening For A Change, a Sonoma County non-profit organization dedicated to promoting understanding and acceptance of human diversity through education, oral history, and the arts. She previously volunteered with the Sonoma County Interfaith Shelter Network and as a mentor for the Roseland School District’s Through College Mentor Program.

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Sheri N. Chlebowski

Ms. Chlebowski grew up in the East Bay and moved to Sonoma County in 2000. She has enjoyed participating in her Petaluma community where she resides. She began her community service with the Petaluma Mothers’ Club where she had the honor of receiving the Magnolia Award for her service. Ms. Chlebowski furthered her community volunteerism by volunteering at Sonoma County Legal Aid helping victims of domestic violence. Additionally, she was elected to serve on the Petaluma City Schools and Unified High School District as a Board Trustee for two four-year terms, the last two years serving as Board President.

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Burton H. Fohrman

Mr. Fohrman has served on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations. Mr. Fohrman was named as a Super Lawyer for 2010.

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John E. Johnson

Mr. Johnson is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Bar Association and serves on the Sonoma County Bar Association Education Committee. Mr. Johnson has been involved with Legal Aid of Sonoma County for many years, most recently as a member of its Board of Directors (2002-2008). In 2004 and 2005, he received the Legal Aid Service Award for most significant contributions to Legal Aid for those years.

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Megan J. Lightfoot

Ms. Lightfoot was born and raised in Santa Rosa and is a 2005 graduate of Maria Carrillo High School. She is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association where she serves on the Executive Board for the Barristers Club.

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Kelsey L. O'Rourke

Ms. O'Rourke was raised in Santa Rosa and is a 2009 graduate of Montgomery High School. During law school, she volunteered with the Homeless Advocacy Project in San Francisco, representing indigent clients in housing disputes. She is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association.

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Deborah L. Reece

Ms. Reece is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association, the California Lawyers Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the National Association of Counsel for Children, and serves on the U.S. Department of State Hague Attorney Network. Ms. Reece previously served as minor’s counsel in the counties of Sonoma, Marin, and Santa Clara.

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